Benign breast disease is incredibly frequent in women across the country. In fact, in the United States, nearly one million women are diagnosed with a benign breast condition each year, and approximately one in two women will have a benign breast lesion at some point in life. These conditions are commonly managed with breast procedures such as reduction mammaplasty and augmentation for breast asymmetry. However, many women worry if breast surgeries will impair their future ability to breastfeed. Contrary to common concerns, researchers at Boston Children’s Hospital found that regardless of whether or not women have had breast procedures, 80% were able to breastfeed. To ensure the validity of these findings, the Plastic Surgery Foundation will fund a new study this fall expanding the racial and ethnic diversity of women in the survey. Being uncertain about whether or not breast surgery is right for you is understandable. At Dr. J. J. Wendel Plastic Surgery, we are here to help you understand the benefits and potential risks of breast reconstruction so that you can make an educated choice for your body. Call our office today and schedule your first consultation.